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Jharrel Jerome won a Lead Actor Emmy for his portrayal of Korey Wise in "When They See Us."
"Thank you @Netflix for believing in this story and letting me tell it the exact way I wanted,” the director wrote on Twitter.
The "When They See Us" director responded to the president, who stands by his call for the five falsely accused teenagers' execution in 1989.
The president once took out full-page ads calling for the execution of five teens who were later exonerated in the notorious 1989 rape case.
People are calling on retailers to pull books by the prosecutor-turned-author for her role in the infamous case.
The director said watching the men see themselves in this four-part series is a career highlight.
The series shows "what it is like to be a person of color in America,” said Yusef Salaam, one of five men wrongly convicted of raping a woman in Central Park.
"When They See Us" premieres May 31 on the streaming service.